Global Warming Already Killing Species
Climate change caused extinction has commenced in earnest, yet another indication of the urgency of implementing rigorous policy now. A review of hundreds of scientific studies has concluded that “animal and plant species have begun dying off or changing sooner than predicted because of global warming… These fast-moving adaptations come as a surprise even to biologists and ecologists because they are occurring so rapidly.” Cold dependent species and species unable to move further north or to higher elevations are dying. Just five years ago it was thought this would take many years to occur, but the new report indicates it is happening much more quickly than had been expected. The sheer mass of humanity's impacts upon the Earth has lead to global heating and numerous other instances of global ecosystem collapse [search] including eroding soils [search], water scarcity [search], desertification [search] and forest loss and simplification [search]. Human industrial and personal consumption activities are making the Earth uninhabitable, and humanity is just one of many animals losing their habitat and in danger of imminent extinction. If you haven't yet, see Al Gore's movie on DVD, it makes it crystal clear.